Does it seem like it’s been a long time since there’s been any headway about major renovations at Rogers Centre? It has been a long time. It’s been over two years since the Blue Jays have stated publicly about their desire to overhaul the 40-year-old stadium.
Every few months, there’s a morsel of information that trickles out, but this is the most concrete (see what I did there?) evidence we have yet that a major change at Rogers Centre will be ready for the 2020 Blue Jays season.
Mark Shapiro completed his media blitz yesterday, meeting with media and doing a few radio hits to update reporters and fans on the state of the franchise. Speaking on Prime Time Sports on Sportsnet 590 The Fan, Shapiro gave a clear picture of the next phase of Rogers Centre:
“I would hope as we move into the offseason messaging — about 7, 8, 10 weeks — we’ve got some strong announcements about fan-facing projects that will improve fan experience next year.
This year, we spent the bulk of the money putting on a new roof and finishing up waterproofing. Refreshing the 100 level concourse, which if you’ve been to a game, you’d know …
Author: Ian Hunter / Blue Jays Nation